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Food Insecurity: A Look at the Numbers

by Michelle Wong The Labyrinth January 22, 2019

Over 3,000 UC Santa Barbara students visited the Associated Students Food Bank in the 2017-2018 school year, making up approximately 13 percent of the student body, according to the A.S. Food Bank’s annual report. ...

Follow Martin Luther King Jr.’s lead to end hunger and poverty | Opinion

by William Lambers The Tennessean January 21, 2019

Author William Lambers writes: "The basic right of food is essential for achieving freedom and equality for all people. That is why Dr. King, in his speech at the end of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, said "March on until no starved man walks the streets of our citie...

Next shutdown victim: School lunches

by Kimberly Hefling and Biance Quilantan Politico January 18, 2019

Schools around the country are making plans to continue feeding students if government reimbursements don't arrive ...

Does Your Box of “Ugly” Produce Really Help the Planet? Or Hurt it?

by Emily Atkin New Republic January 17, 2019

Startups like Hungry Harvest and Imperfect Produce say they're helping to reduce food waste in America. Critics say they're deceiving their customers and making the problem worse. ...

Food pantries providing extra aid for furloughed federal workers

by Ashley Graham WLNS.com January 16, 2019

In Michigan, food banks across the state are tapping into their own resources to provide needed food assistance to furloughed federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues ...

Students are Building Food Recovery Across the U.S.

by Food Tank foodtank.com January 16, 2019

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Executive Director of Food Recovery Network(FRN) Regina Northouse talks about the newest answers to fo...

Billions in food stamp payments to come early because of shutdown

by Helena Bottemiller Evich Politico January 12, 2019

The partial government shutdown, hours away from becoming the longest in U.S. history, means that millions of low-income Americans are about to get their February food stamps a few weeks early — an unprecedented payout of billions of dollars in benefits that has states and...

This Maine School Makes Nutritious Lunches So Tasty, Parents Ask For Recipes

by Patty Wight Maine Public Radio January 11, 2019

One school in Maine serves 3,000 meals a day to students who are hungry for nutrition ...

Ignore the expiration date How ‘sell by’ standards promote food waste

by Amy Crawford Boston Globe January 11, 2019

http://apps.bostonglobe.com/ideas/graphics/2018/11/the-next-bite/the-store/ Boston Globe reporter Amy Crawford explores some of the ...

U.S. Department of Agriculture moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

by Juliet Linderman USA Today December 20, 2018

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance....